34th European Tournament
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Aachen, 7-10 Oct 2005
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35th ETDS, Clausthal
35th ETDS Clausthal
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2. June 2006, 18:00


All participants that are not holders of a DTV start license (or something similar in their national dance societies) or are not previous holders of such a license may participate in the Breitensport tournament. Participants that regularly attend club training like holders of start licenses count like holding a start license. These participants must participate in the Open tournament. If one does not meet the above criteria, but feels "overqualified" for the Breitensport tournament is encouraged to voluntarily start in the Open tournament to keep up the true spirit of the Breitensport tournament.

In all tournaments three dances will be danced in all rounds before the Semifinal:
Standard Slow Waltz, Tango, Quickstep
Latin Cha Cha Cha, Rumba, Jive

For the Breitensport Amateur class these three dances will also be danced in the Semifinal and Final while the Profi and Master class as well as the Open tournament get additional dances:

Profi class Semifinal and Final:
Standard Slow Waltz, Tango, Vienesse Waltz, Quickstep
Latin Samba, Cha Cha Cha, Rumba, Jive

Master class and Open tournament Semifinal and Final:
Standard Slow Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Slow Foxtrot, Quickstep
Latin Samba, Cha Cha Cha, Rumba, Paso Doble, Jive

Dances will be danced in the respective round in the order given above (IDSF order).
In the Open tournament, only blind date couples with partners from different cities are allowed.

Clothing rules are the same as for last ETDS in Enschede: No special tournament clothing, and keep your look "sensible". Team captains are asked to have a look of the clothing of their participants by themselves. The organizers reserve the right to ask participating couples to change their clothing and finally disqualify them if no agreement can be reached. We are very confident common sense is enough as for clothing rules.

We still have to decide on details of the rules and the specific "Tanzmaus"-formula. But as usual, the formula will be based on the average number of beaten couples in all sections by the couples of each university (not counting open couples), and will slightly favour amateur over profi and profi over master couples. It will also give blind date couples a slight advantage. As usual, universities with too small teams to get into the Tanzmaus-ranking can register teams with other universities before the tournament starts on Saturday.
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